who wanted to donate her afro hair for wigs has been unable to find a charity to take it. Carly Gorton, 10, from Southburgh, Norfolk hoped to shave off her long hair and send it to ren's wig charity, like her friend had done. Her mother, Anna Mudeka, approached the Little Princess Trust who told her her tightly curled hair could not be used for wigs due to "technical reasons". Ms Mudeka said she was disappointed at being told her daughter's hair was "unsuitable", adding that Carly wanted to donate her hair to help another British girl, as first reported in the Eastern Daily Press.
In an to Mrs Mudeka, the Little Princess Trustwhich provides real hair wigs to children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment, said: "Unfortunately, the techniques and instruments used mean that the hair is fownham prone to breaking due to the different structure of the hair. Chief executive Phil Brace said the charity had for many years been trying to find a manufacturer that could use afro hair for wigs.
The charity said it was still able to provide afro hair wigs as the curls and texturing were added after the wig was made, using predominantly straight hair.
Ms Mudeka hoped someone would come forward as her daughter was determined to make a difference to living gigl hair loss in the UK. I don't want Carly to be asking 'am I good enough?
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